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Digital Seminar

Untangling Shame: Brené Brown’s Approach to Fostering Resilience and Courage in Everyday Life

Deran Young, LCSW
1 Hour 54 Minutes
Mar 17, 2023
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Even though shame is universal, how much did you learn about it in your training as a mental health professional? It’s critical that we help clients address this primitive human emotion, which is the intensely painful experience of believing that we are flawed, damaged, broken, or inferior—and therefore unworthy of love and belonging. Thanks to the 20 years of research conducted by Brené Brown, we understand that trauma, shame, and fear of vulnerability go hand in hand. In this session, based on Brown’s research, you’ll discover the four elements to shame resilience, including how to:

  • Recognize shame and understand its triggers, exploring narratives that block us from deeply connecting with others, especially individuals from different cultures than our own
  • Practice critical awareness by reality-checking the messages and expectations that are driving shame
  • Own and share your story, to truly experience empathy and build courage and authenticity
  • Use language and story to bring light to shame and allow yourself to get your needs met


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 2.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Black Therapists Rock

Deran Young, LCSW, is the Founder of Black Therapists Rock, an organization that includes over 20,000 professionals committed to reducing intergenerational trauma in marginalized communities.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Deran Young has employment relationships with Brene Brown Education and Research Group, Internal Family Systems Institute, and Black Therapists Rock, Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Deran Young has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Appraise the relationship between authenticity, self-awareness, fear, shame, guilt, and self-compassion.
  2. Demonstrate how shame-based messages are obtained through Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma.
  3. Appraise how shame is relationally projected from one person to another and understand key societal underpinnings that impact us collectively.
  4. Utilize specific shame resilience strategies to begin healing painful narratives regarding worthiness and vulnerability.


  • How shame based messages are obtained through Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma
  • The most common shame triggers and correlating fears/limiting beliefs
  • The role that self-awareness plays in courage building and shame resilience
  • Personal narratives that block us from deeply connecting with ourselves and others
  • Demonstrate effective strategies to provide an environment of healing for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status
  • Specific shame resilience strategies to begin healing painful narratives regarding worthiness and vulnerability
  • Review limitations of current research

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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